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Berea College Visited VCHS - September 4, 2019

A rep from Berea College visited VCHS recently to tell students about the amazing opportunities available to students who are accepted to Berea College.  Most students graduate from Berea College with little or no college debt.  This liberal arts college nestled in the heart of Kentucky is a beautiful place to learn, grow, and earn your college degree! Click More + for pictures. More +

Ohio Army National Guard Visited VCHS Seniors

Sgt Wilson and Specialist Young from the Ohio Army National Guard met with VCHS Seniors recently to tell them about the benefits of serving in this branch of the service, including good monthly pay and educational benefits to help with college expenses.

For more information, message Sgt Wilson:
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Marietta College Visited VCHS September 9, 2019

Layne Archer, Admissions Rep from Marietta College, met with VCHS college bound students who wanted to learn about admissions, financial aid and scholarships, majors, residence life, and a variety of other benefits of one day becoming a Marietta College student.

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OU Nelson Dining Visited VCHS

Reps from Ohio University's Nelson Dining Services met with VCHS students to talk about the great job opportunities available to high school students.  These jobs are a great way to get started learning important job skills and building a resume!  For more information about OU Nelson Dining:   Click More+ for pictures. More +

Colleges to Visit VCHS

Reps from the following colleges/universities will be at VCHS to talk with students about admission, majors, student life, and financial aid.  If you are taking college prep courses and are planning to attend college in the future, you should consider attending one or more of these sessions. 
University of Cincinnati
Wednesday, September 18th

Miami University
Thursday, September 19th

OU Jewell Cutler Scholarship Info Session (Juniors and Seniors only)
Wednesday, September 25th

Morehead State University
Monday, September 30
Tuesday, October 8th
Ohio Christian University
Friday, October 18th
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 

This is especially important for Juniors and Seniors, but Freshmen and Sophomores are eligible to attend.

You MUST have a pass from your Advisory teacher (or, in the case of Berea College, from your 2nd period teacher).

All presentations will take place in Room 126 (next to the Art room).

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2019 Viking Success College and Career Advising Days for VCHS

As a component of the Viking Success College and Career Advising Program we are pleased to be able to offer visits to the following colleges and/or trade schools this fall:

Wednesday, September 18 - Campus visit to Shawnee State University
Open to Juniors and Seniors; students in grade 10 by invitation
Leave 8:30 am - Return 4:30 pm
Priority given to students with mostly CP courses

Thursday, September 26 - Campus visit to Pickaway Ross Adult Career Center (am) & Ohio University Chillicothe (pm)
Open to Juniors and Seniors
Leave 8:30 am - Return 3:25 pm

Wednesday, October 9 - Campus visit to Wright State University
Open to Juniors and Seniors; students in grade 10 by invitation
Should be in mostly CP classes
Leave 8:20 am - Return at 4:30 pm

Thursday, October 24 - College Fair @ Rio Grande; Campus visit to Rio Grande Community College + Buckeye Hills Career Center
Open to all Seniors.
Leave 8:15 am - Return 3:00 pm

Tuesday, October 29 - Campus visit to Miami University
Open to Juniors and Seniors; students in grade 10 by invitation
Must be in mostly CP classes
Leave 7:30 am - Return 6:00 pm

Date TBD - Campus visit to Morehead State University
Open to Juniors and Seniors; students in grade 10 by invitation
Must be in mostly CP classes
Leave 7:30 am - Return 6:00 pm

Please note that attendance, grades, and discipline will affect your eligibility for these visits, and students are required to make up any missed work on these days.

Sign-ups will start in the coming weeks.  Keep an eye on you email for more information.

Finally, thanks to General Mills for their generous support of the Viking Success program, as they have provided funding that covers the cost of these campus visits.
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Why do schools need a Career Advising Plan?

  • Students need repeated opportunities to engage in career awareness, exploration, and planning activities (Grades 6-12 next year; Grades K-12 after)
  • Students need multiple opportunities to gain insights to their interests, aptitudes, values, and preferences related to careers
  • Students need to see the relevance/connection between school subjects and the world of work
  • Students need to gain insights to the labor market for in-demand jobs (jobs waiting to be filled)
  • Students need insights to the cost/benefit ratio for training, higher education, and cost of living expenses
  • Students need to be aware of alternative educational opportunities such as CCP, Credit Flex, Career Tech
  • Students at risk of dropping out of school need early intervention and a plan for success
Our students tell us they need all of these things, beginning as early as possible.
The purpose of this Career Advising Plan is to address these student needs.
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